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Kingston pastor charged with rape of his fiancee's 12-year old who is now pregnant for him at 14

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court.jpgKenneth Blake, the 52-year-old pastor of the Harvest Temple Apostolic Church, located on Slipe Pen Road, was on Tuesday arrested and charged with rape, forcible abduction, grievous sexual assault, sexual touching and sexual intercourse with a person under 16 years old. Blake was being sought by the Centre for the Investigation of Sexual Offences and Child Abuse (CISOCA) for allegedly repeatedly having sex with a 12-year-old girl before impregnating her, is now in jail. He was charged after he surrendered to investigators at CISOCA.

According to reports, Pastor Blake was accompanied by his attorney and members of his congregation, law enforcement sources revealed. He is scheduled to appear before the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court on August 22.

It was last week that Jamaican newspaper, the Gleaner, broke the story that the pregnant 14-year-old gave investigators a detailed statement in which she alleged that Blake initially forced himself on to her before he began to reward her after their sexual encounters.

"He would give her money and other gifts so that she would not tell anyone," one source revealed.

However, according to the source, the alleged sexual relationship came to light in June this year when the 14-year-old discovered that she was pregnant and confessed everything to her mother. According to law-enforcement sources, the pastor is engaged to the mother of the pregnant 14-year-old girl.

One source said the child reported that she would often visit the clergyman's St Andrew home to look for her older sister, who was sent to live with the pastor "due to the lack of convenience at her mother's home".

She reported that during one of those visits in 2015, the pastor sent her older sister to downtown Kingston before having sexual intercourse with her against her will.

According to her account, the clergyman also supplied her with money and other gifts before their sexual encounters ended in April this year.

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